Not the most ridiculous Miley Cyrus impersonation I had seen yet I almost died laughing.
Just a meter away from us was Melo of outoftownblog.com, deep in his own thoughts. Typing away in lightning speed, finishing up an article. Such a mystery how he was able to do all that with our little speaker blasting in the background.
The Loft is one of the four rooms offered by Hotel 878. It's designed to accommodate small families and barkadas. Ron and I were assigned a Loft room each, to our surprise/delight. A deluxe room would have seriously sufficed.
Each of the 40 two-level Loft rooms has:
* Queen bed or two single beds
* Day bed in the sitting area
* In-room coffee and tea service (electric kettle)
* Cable television
* Free WiFi
* Telephone (local calls within Metro Manila only)
* Rain-shower bathroom (water heater in our rooms worked well)
* Individually-controlled split-type air-conditioning
* Dining table with two chairs
* Its own small walk-out veranda
If you plan to bring a car, no need to worry about the parking. May not look like it but the hotel has ample.
The staff were all lovely by the way. Guard can even call a cab for you.
A bit of advice: Pay more for a room with the 'St. Ignatius View' for this side is quieter. Rooms with the city view face the perpetually busy E. Rodriguez Jr. Ave.
So which one was my fave? The... Uhm... free corned beef meal.
Libis is not a place that I frequent in. In fact prior our stay, the last time I strayed towards this direction was more than five years ago. The invitation couldn't have come at a better time. Eastwood City looks like a totally different planet now and this earthling would love to explore it more.
When I do, I'd stay at Hotel 878 again if the situation calls for it. Two words: Beer hunt.